Greendale Hotel

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Greendale Hotel
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Town Greendale
Street 3 Greendale-Myrniong Road
Known dates 1874-current

The Greendale Hotel was a hotel in Greendale, Victoria, <1874-current.

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The hotel was in Greendale[1], now 3 Greendale-Myrniong Road.[2]

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In March 1874 George Roberts advertised that he was applying for a license for the hotel:

I GEORGE ROBERTS, of Greendale, Gentleman, do hereby give notice that I desire to obtain, and will at the next Licensing Meeting apply for, a PUBLICAN'S LICENSE for a house situated at Greendale, and containing 7 rooms exclusive of those required for the use of the family. The house is now licensed under the sign of the Greendale Hotel. GEORGE ROBERTS. Dated the 10th day of March, A.D. 1874.[1]

In March 1875 there was a legal fight between the owner George Roberts, and the former licensee, George Williams. Williams had opened another hotel

In the Supreme Court to-day, before His Honor Mr Justice Stephen and a jury of four, a farmer named George H. Roberts, living at Greendale near Ballan, sought to recover damages from a publican named George Williams, living at the same, place, for breach of two covenants of a lease. The plaintiff's case was that in February, 1871, he let the Greendale Hotel to the defendant, on lease for three years, at the rent of £50 per annum, two covenants of the lease being respectively that the defendant should keep the premises in good repair, and at the end of the three years to transfer the license to a person approved of by the plaintiff. At the termination of his tenancy the defendant wanted a renewal of the lease, which the plaintiff would not consent to give unless the defendant agreed to an increase of the rent to fifty pounds a year. The defendant objected to this proposal, and then built a public-house of his own opposite to the plaintiff's hotel. On the 1st February, 1874, the defendant's lease of the Greendale Hotel expired, and on the 4th he removed to his own house. On the same day the plaintiff found that some of the fixtures had been removed by the defendant to his own public house; and that the Greendale hotel was in certain respects out of repair. The defendant was frequently requested by the plaintiff to join in an application for the transfer of the license for the Greendale hotel to George Roberts, the plaintiff's father, but this he refused to do till the 20th April, when he was summoned before a bench of magistrates at Ballan to show cause why his licence should not be cancelled, on the petition of the plaintiff and his father for allowing George Roberts to be in possession of the house, while he (the defendant) held the licence. The defendant also refused to have the required repairs to the premises executed. Mr. Wrixon appeared for the plaintiff, and Dr. Dobson for the defendant. The case had not been concluded when we went to press.[3]

In December 1943 quick first aid treatment at the hotel save a man's life:

While Mr James Ross, of Bacchus Marsh, was driving his utility truck along a bush road to a saw-mill between Blackwood and Greendale yesterday, a branch of a tree smashed the windscreen, and flying glass severed an artery in his arm. When he arrived at the Greendale Hotel for assistance he was in a state of collapse, but was revived by first-aid men and subsequently treated by a doctor.[4]

The hotel was offered for sale in February 2019, price not disclosed.[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1874 'Advertising', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), 14 March, p. 2. , viewed 29 Dec 2017,
  2. 2.0 2.1
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 1875 'TOPICS OF THE DAY.', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 10 March, p. 2. , viewed 15 Feb 2019,
  4. 1943 'Windscreen Broken By Tree: Artery Cut', The Herald (Melbourne, Vic. : 1861 - 1954), 11 December, p. 3. , viewed 14 Feb 2019,

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